French energy giant Total to build battery-based storage project in Dunkirk

The €15m storage system will be installed by the end of the year and aims to boost grid flexibility and stability

French energy firm Total has announced the launch of a 25MW battery storage project in Dunkirk’s port district, aimed to provide fast reserve services to the French power grid.

The project, scheduled for an end of year launch, has a storage capacity of 25MW - it is set to be France’s largest lithium-ion energy storage system and will help increase flexibility and security, as well as provide enhanced stability.

Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of Total said: “This project is part of Total’s strategy to develop the stationary energy storage solutions that are critical to the expansion of renewable energy, which is intermittent by nature.

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